About Acumen

Acumen Fund is a New York based non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Its main aim is to create a world beyond poverty by investing in social enterprises, emerging leaders, and breakthrough ideas. 

The Fund invests patient capital to identify, strengthen and scale business models that effectively serve the poor, and champion the spread of this approach as an effective complement to traditional aid. Since 2001, Acumen Fund's portfolio has grown to $65 million in active and approved investments in 60 companies across five countries.  The Fund's investments have brought more than $200 million additional capital into companies that have, in turn, created more than 35,000 jobs and brought many affordable products and services to low-income customers in India, Pakistan and East Africa.


United States

Geographical Focus

Africa, Asia

Social Sector

Agriculture, Education, Environment, Health, Housing, Renewable energy/Cleantech

Country and Regional Focus

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